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Author Winer, Rebecca Lynn.

Title Women, wealth, and community in Perpignan, c. 1250-1300 : Christians, Jews, and enslaved Muslims in a medieval Mediterranean town / Rebecca Lynn Winer
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : gender and the three religions in medieval Perpignan -- The Christian woman as daughter, wife, mother, and widow -- Christian widowed mothers and guardianship -- The Jewish woman as daughter, wife, and widow -- Jewish widowed mothers as caregivers for their fatherless children -- Inside the home : Christian servants and enslaved Muslim women
Summary "Women, Wealth, and Community in Perpignan, c. 1250-1300 investigates the gender system at work in medieval Perpignan. Using a series of notarial registers - unique as surviving records for the social history of the thirteenth-century realms of Aragon and Majorca, the political confederations to which this town belonged - Rebecca Lynn Winer opens a window onto the experiences of women and their families. Her interpretive framework reveals medieval assumptions about the distinct natures of Christian, Jewish, and enslaved Muslim women by analyzing which actions were curbed, controlled, or fostered in these different groups
Sensitive to questions of social rank and marital status, the book departs from traditional women's history by asking how a woman's religious identity factored in determining her economic and legal options in this society."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women and religion -- France -- Perpignan -- History -- To 1500
Women -- France -- Perpignan -- Economic conditions
Women -- France -- Perpignan -- Social conditions
SUBJECT Perpignan (France) -- Social conditions
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351871366